blanche can wait
it all began because i found a poster by blanche mcmanus in one of my books, and so i had to explore. there will be way more another day (maybe tomorrow), but in the meantime, perhaps you can see why this poster of hers provoked today's post. (i already had the ohara koson, which is also inspiring.)
katsu- shika hoku- sai did his manga in 1821, and jules- auguste habert-dys gave us this gorgeous illustration, inspired by the japanese work, some 80 years later.
hiroshige's birds flew cross the moon some time around 1800, and h. charles tomlinson's birds had to wait 100 years before they could gather up this girl's palm of crumbs.
and the same time frame occurred before the book's flock was set free (unknown designer); they waited 100 years after hiroshige's work.
nakamura hochu worked even earlier, circa 1700, but hoytema, dutch, was painting birds 150 years before he was born.
(for more birds, check out some of our earlier posts here, and here, and here. and be sure not to miss the charming post here.)